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[Interview] Dave Grohl On His New Film, Nirvana, Facing His Demons And Being A Huge Rock Star

grohlbackside [Interview] Dave Grohl On His New Film, Nirvana, Facing His Demons And Being A Huge Rock Star

One of the most monumental, driving plot points of the documentary is the fact that for the first time in years, Grohl and  some of the other members of the Foo Fighters actually opened up to Moll about the goings on in Nirvana. Moll tells the story of how the issue came up, “Starting back with the Nirvana days, I mean that was a question mark because people were saying to me, ‘Whoa. You’re going to interview Dave Grohl? Is he going to talk about Kurt Cobain? Is he going to talk about Nirvana?’ In the end, nothing was off limits.”

Curious, Kevin & Bean told Grohl:

“That does make this momentous, because Dave, you have been, and we’ve discussed this on and off the air in the past, you’ve been notoriously silent on most of the history of Nirvana. You’ve kept it very, very private. I mean, you’ve not spoken much about it.”

“This is kind of breakthrough in terms of fans being able to get the first person perspective on what it was like.”

Still slightly evasive, Grohl answered, explaining why the Foo Fighters thought now as a good time to talk about Nirvana and Cobain:

“We talk about it a bunch in the beginning of the film. Pat too. You know, Pat Smear, our guitarist. He talks a lot about stuff too. You know, it was one of those things where I never really opened up about any of it and sitting down with James, he just somehow pulled it out of all of us. “

“Everything sort of started coming full circle maybe about a year ago where I thought, ‘OK. First of all, I want to do something that we’ve never done before.’ This is the Foo’s 7th record. I don’t want to just go into another big studio and use all the newest gear and make a new t-shirt and go on tour. Whatever. It just seems so boring.”

“So you try to create an experience that will make it more than just a record, you know? And them more that you surround yourself with that kind of experience, the better the album becomes.”[pullquote quote=”I’m a ruthless prick when it comes to working. Get out of my way!”]

“Or the album becomes that experience and so, I thought, ‘Well, if we get Butch and we do it in the garage. We do it to tape and we surround ourselves with our history. and all these things that are real–my children are running around my feet the whole time we’re recording–and Krist Novoselic came down and played on the record. So the whole thing, it really became a life experience.”

PAGE 5 Dave faces his demons.

  • Tony Banks

    Dave is an amazing man filled with talent……

  • todd lee

    I met dave once and he is the coolest, most down to earth guy in music. His ego isnt huge like 95% of rock stars out there.

  • BIG M

    I couldn’t say enough about how much I feel about Dave and the Foo Fighters, they’ve touched my soul in so many ways, although I could have done with out a lot of the screaming in the songs. I know it was a Dave and James day, but I would like to know why there was no mention of, on anyones part of the interview, Kurt’s death anniversary today. I love you all, even lameo K & B.

  • frank

    Saw the movie last night, amazing!!!. And the performance, wow, cant wait to buy the new album.

    By the end of the movie, you forget about Nirvana, and realize how great the Foo Fighters are….they need to play the Super Bowl (i know random) but the band is that big and epic.

  • Messi

    everything happens for a reason and we’re grateful to have a band like the foo fighters. in another universe, kobain is still alive and nirvana still rocking it but no foo fighters.

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